One recorded version, from the 1950s.
"Ranchera" music in general, which would eventually be taken up in Mexican film musicals, was generally in that mode, as in a well-known ranchera classic that opens with the line "Life is worth nothing" and goes downhill from there.Notice the drawn out vocal lines.
In film musicals and in other contexts, the mariachi ensemble (not from the northern region) is the ensemble that backs the ranchera. But mariachi is an ensemble, not a style - a mariachi can play anything!
Tex-Czechs' polka brass (p. 45). This is the Patek family from Shiner, Texas playing the "Circling Pigeon Waltz."
Traditional chirimía and drum (pp. 45-46) from Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico:
Narciso Martínez (accordion) and Santiago Almeida (bajo sexto) play "La Cuquita," their first recording, from 1935
Bajo sexto, by the way, is like a 12-string guitar (tuned in all fourths with octaves or unisons on E, A, D, G, C, F for the music nerds).